Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||P. V. Prasath|
|Produced by||S. Umapathi|
|Written by||P. V. Prasath|
|Music by||Vijay Antony|
|Cinematography||S.D. Vijay Milton|
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
|Distributed by||Sun Pictures|
Kadhalil Vizhunthen (English: I Fell in Love) is a 2008 Indian Tamil-language romantic action thriller film written and directed by P. V. Prasath starring Nakul and Sunaina. The film has music by Vijay Antony, cinematography by S.D. Vijay Milton and editing by V. T. Vijayan. The shooting for the film started in August 2007 and the film was released in September 2008.
The film was distributed by Kalanithi Maran, the managing director of Sun Network and the son of politician (late) Murasoli Maran and released on September 2008. The song Nakka Mukka, a kuthu (folk) song and Thozhiya.., a melodious romantic song were very successful hits composed by young music director Vijay Antony and was one of the main reasons of the film's success. Nakka Mukka was played in the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup 2011 held at Mirpur, Bangladesh. It also featured among a medley of Tamil songs performed by Shah Rukh Khan and Shriya Saran in the inaugural of the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League 2011 held at Chennai, India.
The story focuses on the life of Sabhapathy (Nakul). He is the football-crazy son of an alcoholic and lives in the slums. However, he lives a comfortable life and plays football with his mates as he completes his college career. He meets Meera (Sunaina) and develops a liking for her. He slowly starts to love her but is afraid to express his love since she is rich and would react hastily. However, he later does confirm his love to her, and she accepts. When Sabha leaves for a football match with his college, he promises he will propose to her as soon as he gets back. Sabha returns from his match to only find out that Meera has died. He slips into a psychotic depression, travelling with Meera's dead body. To make matters even worse, the police are after him. The film ends as he commits suicide after killing Meera's uncle Kasirajan (Hariraj), who murdered her in order to gain her wealth.
- Nakul as Sabhapathy
- Sunaina as Meera
- Sampath Raj as Anbu Selvan
- Livingston as Train TTR
- Hariraj as Kasirajan, Meera's uncle
- Pasi Sathya
- Sridhar in a special appearance in the song "Naaka Mukka"
Nakul, who was one of the heroes in Boys made his comeback through this film and he has reduced over 20 kilograms to play the lead role in the film. A stunt sequence was shot in Mettupalayam and Nakul performed it without any dupe. The film was shot at locations in Chennai, Ooty, Thalakkonam, Mudumalai, Pollachi, Valparai, Masinagudi, Gudalar, Udumalpet, Coimbatore and Kodaikanal. The film marked the foray of the Sun Network into film distribution through their newly founded production company Sun Pictures.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||21 March 2008|
|Recorded||24 August 2007|
|Vijay Antony chronology|
The soundtrack has nine tracks, composed by Vijay Antony except track "Unakena Naan" by the director himself. The lyrics were written by Thamarai, P.V.Prasath, Nepolian and Priyan. The song "Nakka Mukka" met with tremendous response from the youth and was on everyone's lips. The soundtrack met with critical acclaim and made Vijay Antony famous. The song "Naaka Mukka" would eventually go on to be featured in the Bollywood film, The Dirty Picture. "Unakkena Naan" is based on Rihanna's "Unfaithful".
|2.||"Naaka Mukka" (Male)||P. V. Prasath||Vijay Antony||4:56|
|4.||"Thozhiya"||P. V. Prasath||Harish Raghavendra, Sri Charan||4:47|
|5.||"Enna Sonnen"||P. V. Prasath||Nitish Gopalan||1:09|
|6.||"Un Thalai Mudi"||Nepolian||Karthik, Nithish Gopalan, Maya||5:27|
|7.||"Naaka Mukka" (Female)||P. V. Prasath||Nakul, Chinnaponnu||3:17|
|8.||"Unakkena Naan"||Thamarai||Vijay Antony, Ramya NSK||3:44|
|9.||"Kadavul Padaitha"||P. V. Prasath||Vijay Antony, Fathima||6:16|
The film was lying in the cans for one year and Sun Pictures bought the film making it their first film. The film opened alongside Sakkarakatti at the box office on 26 September 2008 with the media hyping that it was a battle of two films with debutants and successful soundtracks.
The success of the film led Nakul and Sunaina reunite again in Maasilamani which too was promoted by Sun Pictures and became successful. PV Prasad started another project "Eppadi Manasukkul Vanthai" for he was held in cheating case and the film was finally released in 2012.
Indiaglitz wrote: "It is a feel-good movie with strong portrayals". Sify wrote: "obsessive love story that turns out to be dreary and long drawn out". Rediff wrote: "Kadhalil Vizhundhen achieves at least in part, what other love-stories fail to do -- to bring a genuine lump in your throat at times".
- "மொய் வைக்கனும்... மொக்கை போடனும்..." தி இந்து. Retrieved 14 December 2015.